Polk County CARES for Seniors and the Disabled Assistance Program

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners has allocated $10 million for this program. Qualifying households will receive $2,000 to help with additional expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19. Only one application per household will be accepted. The application period for this program is now closed (updated–see last paragraph).  In the event  more funds become available and this (or another) program is activated, we will provide needed information in another post.

 

UPDATE–Please note that the funds allocated to Polk County have been dispersed, and applications are no longer being taken through the Polk County website. Since applications that were previously submitted were through the Polk County website, not this website, the Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center does not have access to them, and cannot provide updates.  You may submit questions and requests for updates to Polk County HERE (a link will open in a new tab). 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Polk County CARES for Seniors and the Disabled Assistance Program”

  1. I am a senior and disabled and just found out about the money and I know its already closed but if you could please keep me in mind if there are any future help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much

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    • Hi Lorraine,

      I’m sorry you missed the window for the Polk County Cares program. I have added you to our email list, so if there is another assistance effort, you will be notified by email as well as our including the information on our website.

      Although we are moving our location locally and are not in the new office yet, we do have volunteers monitoring voicemails at 863-220-7002 if you need any other assistance.

      Warm Regards,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

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        • Thank you, MS Mosher, for leaving a comment on our website. I have added you to our email list.

          If you have a specific question or are in need of assistance, you may call the Rath Center at 963-220-7702. Our phone is staffed by volunteers, so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

          Best wishes,

          Joe Echols
          Rath Volunteer

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    • You are very welcome, we are glad to be able to provide you with information. Please feel free to pass on our website and email notices to other Seniors or anyone else.

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

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    • Thanks for reaching out, Terence…I have added you to our Mailchimp email list, and you will receive future notices.

      Have a great day, and stay safe and well,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

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    • Hello Edwin,

      The Post on this website provided a link to the Polk County CARES for SENIORS and the Disabled Assistance Program, which is where you submitted your application.

      We are sorry, but due to privacy and security issues, we do not have access to those applications here at the Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center. You may email questions and requests for updates to:

      cares_comptroller@polk-county.net

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

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    • Hello Mr. Black,

      Thank you for leaving a comment.

      I’m not sure what information you are referring too, since we did not request information in regard to this post. This post informs you, and other readers, of the program administered by Polk County, Florida, through their website, to assist Seniors and the Disabled. The application for assistance was through the Polk County website, not this website. We just provided a link to that website. We are sorry, but due to privacy and security issues, we do not have access to those applications here at the Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center. You may email questions and requests for updates to:

      cares_comptroller@polk-county.net

      If the information that you refer to is in regard to another issue, please provide us with more details in an email to:

      rathsrconnextions@gmail.com

      We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

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    • Thank you for leaving a comment MS. Ward. I have added you to our email list.

      If you have a specific question or are in need of assistance, you may call the Rath Center at 963-220-7702. Our phone is staffed by volunteers, so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

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